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Volunteer Ombudsman Program

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Volunteer Ombudsman work to improve the Quality of Life for people who reside in Personal Care Homes, Assisted Living Communities, Nursing Homes, those who attend Adult Daily Living Centers. The program is resident-driven. Volunteer Ombudsman visit a facility or facilities on a regular basis to monitor quality of care and services. They advocate for residents who can’t, empower those who can, and investigate concerns about resident care and quality of life issues.

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About Volunteer Ombudsman Program

Location:

Area Agency on Aging, 633 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to "advocate for those who can't, support those who can, and ensure all long-term care consumers live with dignity and respect."

Description

Volunteer Ombudsman work to improve the Quality of Life for people who reside in personal care homes, assisted living communities, nursing homes, and in the community as well as those who attend adult daily living centers. The program is resident-driven. Volunteer Ombudsman visit a facility or facilities on a regular basis to monitor quality of care and services. They advocate for residents who can’t, empower those who can, and investigate concerns about resident care and quality of life issues. The Pennsylvania Ombudsman Program is federally mandated and legally-based. Ombudsmen receive orientation through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and training by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. The AAA staff will guide and support each volunteer through their learning experience. There are regular volunteer meetings and opportunities for educational enrichment. (Please refer to the Programs and Services section for more information).

Advocacy & Human Rights
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Area Agency on Aging633 Court Street8th floorReading, PA 19601

(40.33656,-75.92448)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month

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